Re­view ‘freeze’ de­ci­sion

> Em­ploy­ers want govt to relook move as it will im­pact other em­ploy­ees

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Em­ploy­ers Fed­er­a­tion (MEF) has called for a re­view of the plan by the Im­mi­gra­tion Depart­ment to freeze the as­sets and bank ac­counts of in­dus­try em­ploy­ers who hire and har­bour il­le­gal for­eign work­ers.

MEF ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Datuk Sham­sud­din Bar­dan ( pix) said ex­e­cut­ing the plan, in Oc­to­ber as an­nounced, would re­sult in Malaysian and le­gal for­eign work­ers los­ing their jobs.

“If a com­pany’s as­sets are frozen, it will have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on other em­ploy­ees as well. The em­ployer will be un­able to carry on the busi­ness and will have to lay off all work­ers,” he said.

He was com­ment­ing on Im­mi­gra­tion Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral Datuk Seri Musta­far Ali’s an­nounce­ment that the depart­ment would

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